“Ah!” you hear yourself say as you click the next link using a mouse, bend down to pick up the keys you dropped, or reach around your torso to scrub your back in the shower.
As we age, injuries and chronic pain hang around longer. Our bodies could use some help healing.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy, is an FDA-approved treatment for a number of conditions.
A painless, non-surgical treatment, cold laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate and speed up the body’s natural healing process. The laser is “cold” because the low-level light is not strong enough to heat tissue.
Cold laser therapy can decrease or eliminate pain and inflammation and speed up healing in soft tissue.
Conditions it treats include:
- carpel tunnel syndrome
- tennis elbow
- neck pain
- lower back pain
- ligament sprains
- muscle strains
- pain caused by muscle spasms
How does it work?
In any injury site, the body’s natural healing process involves making repairs and removing waste products. It may help to imagine your body as a property with buildings.
Now, imagine that the buildings were destroyed in a storm, and construction workers are now removing the scrap material and rebuilding.
That’s essentially what laser therapy does. It adds extra workers to the site to speed up the process. The therapy helps increase blood flow, reduce scar tissue, decrease inflammation, and increase cellular growth.
What is a treatment session like?
Painless and non-invasive. Patients feel the laser device touching their skin and most patients report a slight warm sensation. The treatment lasts around 5 to 10 minutes.
How long does it take to relieve pain?
Many patients report feeling some relief after the first session. Usually, 6 to 12 treatment sessions spread out over about one month will solve most issues.
Cold laser therapy can stimulate the healing process and improve the body’s response to pain. It’s a proven alternative to invasive treatments and pain medication.
Cold Laser Therapy in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas
At Texas Pain Physicians, our team of doctors are board-certified in pain management. Cold laser therapy is one of our non-invasive, out-patient therapies for injuries and pain. We can work with you to come up with a non-invasive treatment plan that gets you feeling better without pain meds.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment ASAP!